uAlberta to create peer-reviewed journal for high school research

March 28, 2014

The University of Alberta is working with Strathcona High School to produce a peer-reviewed journal in which grade 11 and 12 students can publish their research. The journal, tentatively named The Cornerstone, will be hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries’ open journal online platform, which already hosts 29 peer-reviewed academic journals by uAlberta researchers and faculty. “uAlberta Libraries is committed to disseminating new knowledge, and this project with Strathcona High School is an opportunity to take community knowledge and make it more widely available,” says uAlberta Chief Librarian Gerald Beasley. “We are proud to have established this publishing platform, and we are opening it up to any community group in Alberta.” The journal will also be open source, allowing the public to access its articles for free. uAlberta News Release